Is it Kitsch? Camp? or Fine Art?
Glimpses of Indian Life
Making it Local
Authenticating the Inauthentic
Secularizing the Sacred
Mixing High and Low
Yearning for the Past

Mixing High Culture and Low Art
Often artists produced inexpensively made replicas of objects constructed with the best materials.

Jewelers from Santo Domingo Pueblo made necklaces from battery casings and old phonograph records in place of jet, and concha belts could be made with colored plastic instead of the region's best stone turquoise. These items were sold side-by-side with the finest arts and crafts objects in tourist outlets.

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